Rockdale PTO is a great way to get involved
A ttention all RISD parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians---Rockdale PTO needs YOU!
Rockdale Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding an organizational meeting on Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. in the RJH Commons, according to Cheryl Blackstock, President. Full Story
Good ol’ Rockdale is always taking care of me
People who have never lived in small towns are prone to saying one of the drawbacks is that everybody knows everybody else’s business.
Of course they never realize that one of the advantages to living in a small town is that everybody knows everybody else’s business.
I offer myself as a case in point. Full Story
Markers denoted bridge, site of long-gone city
Charles Robison, a Rockdale resident, found an old newspaper clipping purchased at an estate sale several years ago. While the date is not on the clipping it references, Milam County Judge Jeff Kemp, who served from 1920 to 1946.
It references tablets at each end of the Brazos River Bridge. One bore the following inscription: Full Story
INK IN THE BLOOD
You didn’t wear short pants at Donie School
A s a kid living in early 1940s rural Texas, I suffered consequences from an incident in which I had some culpability but the consequences were not altogether my fault. My sweet departed mother might argue that point.
Naturally, this calls for some scene setting. Full Story
SPOILIN’ THE BROTH
You couldn’t help but pull for his devious characters
Neighbor Grover sez his wife was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. M y favorite crime novelist, Elmore Leonard, a master of dialogue, died last week at 87. Full Story
MILAM COUNTY T.R.I.A.D.
90# ‘scam warning’ is a scam itself, sort of
Have you heard about the scammers calling victims and asking them to key in 9-0-# (pound key)?
An innocent person, usually an elderly man or woman, will receive a call. The caller will have some scheme to trick the person on the other end of the line, to participate in an upgrade program. Full Story
Longterm goal: Stabilize county finances
The seven community meetings on the 2014 budget have been concluded with attendance being very light at all of them.
I want to thank all of you that took the time to come out, the more of you that can get familiar with the details of the challenges we’re facing in this county, the better I feel about our chances of making some progress together in the future. Full Story